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U.S. Privacy Board Says NSA Internet Spying Program Is Effective But Worrying

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July 02, 2014 AT 6:42 AM
A U.S. federal privacy watchdog said in a report that the U.S. National Security Agency's data collection program has been an effective tool to enhance the country's security, but some elements of the cyber-spying raises privacy concerns. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board said in a report released on Wednesday that the program has, however, allowed the government to collect a greater range of foreign intelligence "quickly and effectively." The watchdog said it was concerned about the incidental collection of American citizens' communications, and the use of queries to search the information collected for the communications of specific people.